A high level of emotional intelligence (EI) in your staff can make them more effective communicators, able to build better relationships, more productive, and, importantly, able to quickly spot and resolve conflict, all of which are extremely valuable traits in a business environment. Management and leadership L&D consultant Mike Davies discusses how to foster EI in your staff.
The word ‘learning’ does not just have to refer to putting people in classrooms or taking them out of the office on a week-long training programme. It can mean something more organic than that, more ingrained into the fabric of your organisation and the way people work every day. By creating and maintaining a learning culture within your business, you encourage an environment full of useful development opportunities which your employees will actively seek.
Thales Learning & Development will be exhibiting (stand 26) at Project Controls Expo 2014 – The largest international Project Control event featuring international expert speakers, Master-class sessions, Case studies & Workshops, Technical presentations along with Partner showcase and a Project Controls job fair including Career Advice zone. - See more at: http://www.thales-ld.com/blog/#sthash.zY6jYXgA.dpuf
When it comes to the subject of leadership, advice is a dime a dozen. There is an endless sea of books, blog posts, and self-help speeches that purport to teach leaders how to make their teams succeed. Yet few pause to consider the most important question of all: What is a leader? In his landmark book, Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek answers this crucial and complex question.
When you are looking to outsource your L&D function, the word ‘partner’ is perhaps the most important thing to bear in mind. The decision to contract out such an integral part of your business is a significant step to take, so in order to make that transition – from the initial enquiry to the full implementation – as seamless as possible, what you need is a true partnership. You need a team that works so closely with you that it is difficult to tell whether they are internal or external.
In June this year, management and leadership L&D consultant Nick Jordan took another group of Thales apprentices to the Lake District in partnership with the Outward Bound Trust, following the success of the previous programme in November last year. The apprentices spent five days partaking in a range of experiential learning activities.